The New PUP Video For Free At Last Is Genius
Ahead of the release of their new album Morbid Stuff on April 5, PUP have unveiled a brilliant new video for Free At Last.
Having posted the chords and lyrics for the track for fans to interpret for themselves a month ago, the band asked for a whole bunch of cover versions of Free At Last before anyone had ever heard it – and the results, as you can see below, are absolutely wonderful. You might even spot Stranger Things mega-dude Finn Wolfhard in there giving it a go…
“The video for Free At Last started off as a very, very stupid concept,” says frontman Stefan Babcock. “Before the song was released, we put out the lyrics and a basic chord chart and asked people to record their own versions without hearing the original first. It was a bit of a social experiment. We expected to receive 15 or 20 covers. We received 253. A lot of them were very… interesting… but most of them were actually really good. We listened to every single one front to back – 13 hours and 34 minutes – and by the end our brains were puddles of sludge and we couldn’t remember how our own version sounded.
“We received hip-hop versions, ska versions, grindcore, EDM, Mariachi, Ukulele, Polka, and piano ballad versions. Incredibly enough, none of the 253 covers sounded like ours. And even more astounding, no two of the covers sounded the same either. The amount of creativity and love put into these things absolutely blew us away.”
Catch PUP live at the following dates following Morbid Stuff’s release:
9 Bristol Fleece
10 London Garage
11 Leeds Brudenell Social Club (Community Room)
12 Glasgow Cathouse
14 Paris La Boule Noire
16 Brussels AB Club
18 Berlin Cassiopeia
19 Hamburg Hafenklang
20 Cologne MTC Club
21 Amsterdam Upstairs @ Paradiso
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